The course is part of the Teacher Training Programmes (Secondary School) that started at Stockholm University in the autumn 2011.

The course is given in collaboration with the Department of Language Education, and has the following aims:
- to improve students' oral and written proficiency in English, with partial focus on academic reading and writing;
- to introduce students to the theory and practice of basic literary criticism;
- to introduce linguistic concepts and apply them to English texts;
- to familiarise students with second-language learning and teaching, and to introduce different methodologies in the field of Language Education.

It consists of four course units:

  • Language Proficiency is practised in a seminar series on Academic Reading and Writing, as well as throughout the term both in the lectures and seminars of the literary and the linguistic course units.
  • The Literature Studies course unit consists of a lecture series and a seminar series introducing students to English literatures and basic literary analysis.
  • The Linguistics course unit consists of lectures on linguistic concepts and a seminar series teaching students to observe language phenomena (from a general as well as from a didactic perspective) and to understand analytic concepts.
  • In Language Education the students learn to reflect on different methods of second-language teaching.

Eligibility criteria:

To be eligible for the course, the student must be accepted to the Teacher Training Programme (Ämneslärarprogrammet med inriktning mot årskurs 7-9) with English as their second subject.


More information on the overall Teacher Training Programme is available on the Department of Language Education website.

For questions about this course for autumn 2017, please contact the Student Affairs Office.

Information spring term 2018